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24 hour race to identify species during BioBlitz

February 26, 2014

David Greg, Ph.D., gave a presentation at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library on Sunday outlining the annual BioBlitz, a 24-hour race to research and document biodiversity in Rhode Island.

NARRAGANSETT - In the midst of Tropical Storm Andrea, 210 volunteer naturalists and researchers raced through the 4.5 inches of rain to uncover and document as many species as they could in 24 hours.

This is called a BioBlitz.

“The BioBlitz is really a expression of some important principals in environmental science that we all should learn,” said David Greg, Ph.D., executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, at a presentation at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library last Sunday. “It is sort of like the D-Day landings. It requires an enormous amount of preparation. It's an attempt to demonstrate that biodiversity is all around us.”

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